Drake Begins Recording Sophomore LP ‘Moments’
Drake earned the highest selling debut of 2010 so far when he dropped his first solo album 'Thank Me Later' in June, but he's already on to the next one. The Toronto native updated his Twitter page with the message that he'd just begun recording his sophomore album, which he previously announced would be titled 'Moments.'
"Started my new album last night too," he tweeted after writing that he'd been driving around Atlanta with frequent collaborator Trey Songz drinking Hennessy. "[O]k I'm done...miss me video tmrw at 9am...tipsy...maybe? naaaaaaah....maybe tho."
Though details on the sophomore project are scarce, the Young Money member told the Los Angeles Times that the title 'Moments' was inspired by the notion that hip-hop culture is all about the present. "Hip-hop is all about moments," he said. "You look at people who were hot three or four years ago who are sitting around reminiscing. It's fickle. It's a game of moments. I'm the moment right now."
'Thank Me Later,' the rapper's first studio LP, debuted at No.1 on the chart, selling 447,000 copies in its first week. The album, which features guest appearances from Jay-Z, T.I., Nicki Minaj and more, currently sits at No.2 on the Billboard 200, with overall sales standing at 783,000 copies. Drake is currently in the process of shooting videos for 'Miss Me' and 'Fancy,' for which producer and featured guest Swizz Beatz tweeted the treatment was "crazzzzyyyyyy."